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Grandfather Clocks Repair

Grandfather Clocks owners sooner or later, with or without regularly scheduled grandfather clock maintenance including oiling and cleaning, will need to address the inevitable grandfather clock repair challenge or question.  We sell many brands of floor clocks, including Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Hermle Floor Clocks and Ridgeway Grandfather Clocks and the Kieninger Floor Clock collection.  …

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Chiming Grandfather Clocks

There are essentially 4 kinds of chiming grandfather clocks, three of which are mechanical grandfather clocks based, and one of which is quartz or battery based. By far the 2 most common high-end heirloom quality mechanical chiming grandfather clock types are cable driven grandfather clocks and chain driven mechanical clocks. Chain driven mechanical grandfather clocks …

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Grandfather Clocks Parts

While our vast selection of high-end heirloom quality grandfather clocks are comprised of many parts, we do not sell parts for individual grandfather clocks.  There are many grandfather clock repair and authorized service centers for floor clocks, but we will suggest other places if a customer is looking for parts for a grandfather clock or …

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Big Ben Clock Tower as Elizabeth Tower

The story has been reported, coinciding roughly with the Olympics, that the Big Ben Clock Tower in London will soon be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of Queen Elizabeth.  We somehow doubt the Big Ben Clock name change will really sink in, as tradition and history play such a vital role in a country, and …

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Shop Grandfather Clock

When shopping for grandfather clocks, would be shop grandfather clocks consumers have a dizzying array of grandfather clock makers, styles, movement types such as cable-driven vs chain driven vs quartz driven, and before even getting into the grandfather clock brands available such as Howard Miller grandfather clocks, Hermle Grandfather Clock collection, Ridgeway grandfather clocks, and …

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Hermle Grandfather Clocks Setup Instructions

Table of Contents I. Location for the clock………………….5 II. Unpacking the clock…………………..5 III. Putting the clock into operation………….6 A. Remove the shipping material………..6 B. Unpacking the pendulum……………6 C. Hanging the pendulum……………..6 D. Attaching the weights………………6 E. Setting the moon phase (if applicable) …. 7 IV. The Movement………………………8 A. Shut off………………………….8 B. Night shut off…………………….8 C. Chime selection……………………9 D. Setting the time……………………9 E. Starting the pendulum……………..10 V. Regulation of the clock……………….10 …

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Heirloom Grandfather Clocks

When considering the purchase of a grandfather clock, the single most important criterion for many is that it be an heirloom quality grandfather clock that can be passed along to their children and grandchildren and beyond.  This is not a far fetched goal.  As the author of this blog post sits here, he has a …

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Used Grandfather Clocks

Should one purchase a new grandfather clock?  What about a so-called used antique grandfather clock.  Antique grandfather clocks are used grandfather clocks, are they not?  Are the floor clocks made in the last 20 or 30 or 50 years as good as the new grandfather clocks made today, by such makers as Howard Miller Clocks, …

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Grandfather Clocks Antique

When shopping for a grandfather clock, most grandfather clocks shoppers look only at brand new floor clocks, recognizing that if they purchase a high quality grandfather clock, such as those made by Howard Miller Clocks and Hermle Clocks and the Ridgeway Clock Company, the grandfather clock will have all of the features they might reasonably …

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Grandfather Clock Care

In the last 24 hours, this writer has talked with 2 different customers who were grandfather clock shopping, looking at new grandfather clocks.  They both had been quite satisfied with the previous grandfather clock brand they had purchased, yet each felt they needed a new clock. Well, as it turned out, each of these customers …

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